Facilities - Camp Seph Mack

Camp Seph Mack is located on Yellow Creek Lake near Penn Run, PA, and is the primary council camp of the Pennís Woods Council, BSA.

Camp Seph Mack encompasses approximately 200 acres within the boundaries of Yellow Creek State Park and lies along the north shore of Yellow Creek Lake with of almost 4,000 feet of lake frontage. Camp Seph Mack takes its name from the late J. Sephus Mack of Indiana, the patriarch of the family that originally donated much of this land for youth activities in the 1930ís. Camp Seph Mack opened as a Boy Scout Camp in the late 1940ís. The camp ceased operation in the late 1960ís and was sold to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as part of the development of Yellow Creek State Park.

In 1980, Department of Environmental Resources leased the camp back to the Penn's Woods Council.
Seph Mack hosts more than 1,000 Scouts during the summer in a variety of programs.

Seph Mack also serves as a training facility for adult leaders. Training for adult leaders in Health and Safety, Youth Protection, Troop Leadership, Safety Afloat and a number of other topics is made available so that our adults can provide a better year-round program for the youth.

The camp is maintained and developed with the leadership and contribution of time, talents and resources of volunteers working in partnership with Pennís Woods Council staff. The Pennís Woods Council Board of Directors and the Camping and Properties Committees directly oversee the operation of the camp and solicit support for its maintenance and development.